Vida: 'Lincecum was embarrassed last year'
Bill Laske and Vida Blue point out what fans can expect from the Giants' 2013 starting pitching staff.
San Diego Padres San Francisco Giants next Tuesday march 12 at 7 PM you can see that game only. On Comcast sports net Bay Area -- -- -- the Giants are raising Arizona group headed up by then we will. Think today what the -- we got our main two guys we have. The by the blue hair bill last year wanna talk about that Giants rotation let's begin with who's the meat of this lot of this rotation is going to be the go to guy. And when the season has also been done who's the best pitcher at the end of 2013 start with you. You know put my horse Matt Cain he's the he's the backbone of -- to of the starting rotation. He might know -- -- rotation too but he's about our focus on my building Cain but Cain is. He's the mainstay of the pitching staff having tossed a perfect game of course but he's -- that. Bill last year and I don't like -- this year is going to be Metzenbaum Gardner he's gonna play a bigger role than number two hole and he's he's the type of pitcher that could have a Cy Young football. Year he throws good pitches he's working on a two seam fastball this year and again being in the two hole behind came. Less pressure cain's gonna have most of pressure being number one. But then you gotta look at Lincecum have a bounce back here. The other 20 -- some great years last year I still think this one of the top starting rotations -- -- -- western got film about Tim Lincecum is he reliable this year -- bounce back in a big way. I think he is he's coming back with more of a vengeance of I wanna be the old Timmy and I think that's going to be a key here is gone in the spring training with a good idea what he has to do and if he gets on top of things he can. Get role and that's what he needs to do in the beginning of the year. Along with that there could be that you know -- -- -- as professional pride that we have pride at his position. I've played at this level and I guarantee that you also bounce back season. It was a Paris last year isn't the first two talent to touch on -- award winner come home. Barry Zito had fifteen wins last season by the way that's the most since 2006 when -- -- the Oakland days. Was that a fluke or can he duplicate last year's performance same thing that bill said about Tim Barry wants to the same thing he -- -- not being on that playoff run. Roster for 2010 yet. Now he can give an opening day go out there and get his -- The -- don't contribute but this is the flesh of his contract right where he wants to play more baseball and I guarantee he's working his tail off. To be a part of -- pitching -- all right let's talk some hit and for a little bit what about Brandon belt vs Brandon Crawford has been out the better you're at the plate I think they both are. Are coming back to back you know when they're gonna be on this team when they've -- spring training and the confidence factor that they came in after going through the World Series. There's going to be a little more pressure on them but they're coming into spring training know what they have to do. To prepare themselves for the upcoming season so you said well when -- I think so -- and one I don't know. I don't know -- I expect -- says he's a big plus pro left handed hitter and -- that bill ballpark is built the Lipton it is. But the debt deal with that Bruce smokey said both these guys don't -- you in my shortstop you're my everyday first baseman. Took the pressure off and as bill mentioned that you have a bit more confidence now so I expect big things from what I'm not sure -- both will have a MVP type season make the all star -- but just contribute enough. It is it's it's not a sprint it's a long season so just stay in that line up and do your job. You know 26275. And belt I'll take that would when he dumps them. By the -- both guys have some pop at the plate run homer and today we're gonna come one I don't reason Arizona it's -- stick what does he immediately after sports net central have a reason Arizona. By the blue the last -- they're just getting warmed up we'll see a little bit later. And talking Giants the latest installment of our legends seriously Tony twelve San Francisco Giants -- -- Saint patty's day 730 right here on Comcast sports.